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Sunday
Aug282011

Wind-driven aluminum siding shuts down Calvert Cliffs reactor

As reported by CNN: "A nuclear power reactor automatically went offline late Saturday in Calvert Cliffs after its main transformer was hit by a piece of aluminum siding that Hurricane Irene had peeled off a building, said Mark Sullivan, spokesman for the Constellation Energy Nuclear Group said. All employees were safe."